The Montana State Genealogical Society has issued First Families of Montana certificates to direct descendants of the very first residents who arrived prior to statehood, November 8, 1889, and to direct descendants of the Early Settlers of Montana who arrived between November 9, 1889 and December 31, 1929. Many of these later pioneers were the homesteaders who have gone unnoticed in Montana's history. This is our way of gathering information about them and sharing it with you through a future publication of the Montana State Genealogical Society.
Eligibility & Instructions
The Application* (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)
Pedigree Chart or Relationship Chart * (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)
Sample Certificate* Please show us how you would like your name spelled on the certificate.
Stories (Optional) We allow about a half of a printed page for stories. If you would like to submit a story you may email it (preferred) or send it with the application.
*Required for application
First Families of Montana, Submitters & Surnames (Before 8th November
Early Settlers of Montana, Submitters & Surnames (Before 31st December 1929)
Were your ancestors in Montana before statehood date, 8 Nov 1889? Were your ancestors in Montana before 31 Dec 1929? If either is the case, you will want to check out our First Families section on this site to obtain further information on the early pioneers in "First Families and Early Settlers of Montana", Vol III.
Application deadline for Volume III has not been set as of this time.
Send Applications to:
First Families of MT Applications
P.O. Box 1012
Condon, MT. 59826
Volume 1, with over 270 families. See Index Price for is $22.50 plus $4.50 postage and handling within the continental US. Please inquire for postage rates for international orders.
Volume 2, with over 452 families. See Index Price for is $30.00 plus $6.00 postage and handling within the continental US. Please inquire for postage rates for international orders.
Order Form (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)
Send Orders to:
First Families of MT Orders
44 Wonder Road
Clancy, MT. 59634
If you have any questions about this project that are not answered in these pages, please contact Fern Kauffman fnkauff"at"yahoo.com (replace "at'"with @)